On December 13, Jesuit Academy participated in the Hour of Code project as part of Computer Science Education Week (http://csedweek.org). The initiative was designed to encourage schools across the country to participate in an hour of coding activities and promote computer science education. Jesuit students completed over 3,000 lines of code during the event.
The Hour of Code activities were led by the 8th grade students who spent the week preparing to lead the groups during their science classes. On Friday, two 8th graders each led a group of 4th-7th grade students through six stations on computer coding. The stations included: solving mazes using computer code, "human" coding, using a spreadsheet to program a calculator, programming Lego Mindstorms robots, designing and coding a racing game on the Scratch platform, and a video presentation on Code Day and computer science.
To try out some of these activities for yourself, check out this page on the Jesuit Academy website. Below is a video highlight of the day:
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